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Food safety standards in the fresh produce supply chain are discussedin view of the outcomes of a European Union Directorates General (EU DG)Research project FP7 Veg-i-Trade ‘Impact of climate change and internationaltrade on the safety of fresh produce’. Various standards are outlined and theirrole in the international (global) trade of fresh produce to guarantee hygiene andsafety (related to both microbiological and chemical hazards) of fresh producealong the supply chain is addressed. Stringent food safety requirements, of bothlegislative and private nature, are identifi ed as important bottlenecks to gainaccess to the high value EU market. The challenges of translating the setrequirements into a food safety management system are explored.
|Title of host publication||Advances in microbial food safety|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|
|Name||Woodhead Publishing Series in Food Science, Technology and Nutrition|